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By driesbecker | Everything Arduino

Taking Basic Electronics to the Internet (IoT)

After experimenting and having fun with IoT using a Spark Core, I realized I could add a series of tutorials up on Instructables. So this …


How to Make Custom Shields for Your Microcontroller Board

Step #1: Select a set of header pins

All shields are going to use a set of header pins to connect to the microcontroller. The two most common types of header pins used on shields are male break away header pins and stacking header pins.
• The stacking header pins are female header pins that have extra …


Automatic Fish Food Feeder using Arduino Uno

In this Instructables I'm going to show you how to build an Automatic Fish Food Feeder. So you don't have to remember to feed your fish daily because …


A Practical Introduction to IoT using Arduino, Node.js and Plotly // Adil Moujahid // Data Analytics and more

Internet of Things (IoT) has been a hot buzzword for the last few years. Simply put, IoT is the concept of connecting objects to a network in order …


Make an Apple Watch Door Unlocker

Step #1: Build the circuit

In Steps 1 through 6 you'll build the door electronics module and install the software onto the RFduino.
• The door strike requires 12 volts while the RFduino only requires 3.3 volts. To keep things simple, we use one 12V power supply, and use a voltage regulator to step down …


Make a High-Altitude Balloon Tracker (Arduino)

One of the coolest projects I have done so-far with my kids is a "near-space" balloon. That's not quite into space itself (100Km+) but so high that …


Arduino Stepper Motors

When we need precision and repeatability, a stepper motor is always the solution. With the way it is designed, a stepper can only move from one step …


How and Why to Add a Real Time Clock to Arduino

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Keeping time on Arduino projects isn’t as easy as you might think: once the computer connection isn’t there, your unpowered Arduino …


Control an Arduino with Your Smartphone via Blynk

Blynk is a new platform that allows you to quickly build interfaces for controlling and monitoring your hardware projects from your iOS and Android device. After downloading the Blynk app, you can create a project dashboard and arrange buttons, sliders, graphs, and other widgets onto the screen. …


Wino board - The tiny, 10€ Arduino with WiFi!

What´s the Wino board?

The Wino board is a small, Arduino compatible microcontroller gadget with built-in WiFi for only 10€. It´s easy to program and …


How to use a Push Button - Arduino Tutorial

Push buttons or switches connect two points in a circuit when you press them. This example turns on one led when the button pressed once, and off …


Remote Control Your Mac With Node.js and Arduino

The combination of Arduinos and Node.js allows us to do a lot of unexpected things. In this article, I'll show how you can create a remote control …


Build a Wireless Alarm Clock with an Arduino


Color sensors and Arduino serial communication for beginners

Hi all, I'm going to talk about color sensors: how to build and calibrate one and how to use it with serial communication through an Arduino …


Windows Remote Arduino

In this project, we will use Windows Remote Arduino to turn an LED on and off. It is a simple example, but will reveal the power that the library can …

Microsoft Windows

PCB designing and isolation milling only using free Software

In this Instructable I will show you how to design and fabricate your own PCB's, exclusively using free software that runs on Windows as well as on a …


The Making of A DIY Brushless Gimbal with Arduino

This is a story of my third project with cheap gyro and Arduino.

After the earlier two projects, Easy Inverted Pendulum and 3D Calligraphy, I have …

Using a scrap ordinary house alarm PIR with Arduino

If you are like me and don't like to throw away junk electronic items, you may have an old PIR sensor from an ordinary house alarm at the bottom of …


Arduino Comparison Guide

Contributors: Jimb0


Let’s face it, there are a a lot of different Arduino boards out there. How do you decide which one you need for your …

Computer Hardware

Arduino Announces New Brand, Genuino, Manufacturing Partnership with Adafruit

Through a U.S. manufacturing partnership with Adafruit and the launch of a new global sister brand called Genuino, today announces a couple of big moves that address the manufacturing challenges that have emerged for the company over the past few months.

Much of 2015 has seen the …

Talking Arduino Zero with Atmel

One of the biggest pieces of news from this year’s Maker Faire Bay Area was the announcement that the Arduino Zero will be shipping soon. We talk to Atmel‘s “Wizard of Make”, Bob Martin, about the board.

On the surface the board may look very similar to the Arduino Leonardo, but there are big …

Arduboy - Card Sized Gaming

Arduboy, the game system the size of a credit card. The easiest way to play, make and share 8-bit games! Powered by Arduino!

Computer Hardware

Program Your Arduino from Your Chromebook

I own a Chromebook Pixel. It’s light and convenient, and sometimes it can be a lot handier than lugging around a full laptop. However it’s not my main machine, because there are some things it just can’t do.

Programming an Arduino Uno from a Chromebook using Codebender.

Until today one of those …

Samsung Announces Their Entry into the Arduino Family

When you think about Samsung, the first products that come to mind are probably phones or televisions, not Maker-focused electronics. Today, with their announcement at Internet of Things World, Samsung has entered the Maker world with their ARTIK platform, an Arduino compatible family of devices …


Hack These Cool Off-the-Shelf Toys into Robots

There’s a long tradition of hacking toys to make robots. Why settle for what some manufacturer designed? Add a microcontroller to an R/C car and you have an instant self stopping robot car. Stick some RFID electronics in a teddy bear and suddenly it can respond to objects around it. Hacking is all …

High-Speed Splash Photography Rig with Arduino

Make: Projects

Capture stunning shots at the moment of impact

Photos of items dropping into water (or other liquids) always have the potential to fascinate — the dramatic splashdown, the explosion of flying droplets frozen in time. They’re also increasingly seen in commercial images — look in your …

Computer Hardware

Displaying Web APIs on an Arduino LCD Using Node.js

LCDs. They’re fun. It’s one of the coolest ways to bring a voice to your Arduino as it speaks through glowing text. In this article we’re going to …


Brobot: The Emotionally Responsive Robot

This instructable was created in fulfillment of the project requirement of the Makecourse at the University of South Florida (

I …

Sneak peek on the new, web-based Arduino Create

We always stress the fact that Arduino is not only a matter of hardware. Arduino has two other important pieces, the software and the community. We …